Barbara brings its Industrial Edge knowledge to the ONNECTED project for the digital transformation of the HORECA sector.

ONNECTED project seeks to digitise, connect and enable the communication of all equipment in the HORECA and Industrial Laundry sector in a cybersecure manner. Supported by AI and Big Data, manufacturers can now incorporate sensors, software and wireless connectivity to add new features to their products and differentiate them in the market.

Technology

The project ONNECTED aims to digitise the HORECA and industrial laundry sector by generating new services based on data intelligence of an IoT platform.

Funded by the Department of Economic Development and Infrastructures of the Basque Government ( Hazitek 2021 programme), the project covers data connectivity, communication of things and the securitisation of data for new business areas within the HORECA and Industrial Laundry sectors.


Advances in Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) devices, predictive analytics are transforming the industrial sector. Manufacturers can now incorporate sensors, software and wireless connectivity to add new features to their products and differentiate them in the market.

From product sales to services

The ONNECTED project seeks to digitise, connect and enable the communication of all equipment in the HORECA and Industrial Laundry sector in a cyber-secure manner, in order to transform the machine sales business into a service sales business.

Cyber-secure connectivity of hospitality and laundry equipment for digital business transformation and post-COVID recovery, supported by AI and Big Data.

This project is based on the creation of a new ecosystem to create the smart kitchen of the future and the autonomous laundry; made up of companies from the industrial sector, technology companies and agents from the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network, which bring together the knowledge to respond to the various technical developments.

The result of the generation of knowledge and technological advances will derive from the servitisation of the machines and the provision of intelligence to them. This project will also help to generate knowledge, new products and new jobs in the Basque Country.

Barbara the Cybersecure Industrial Edge Platform

Barbara will provide its expertise to bring intelligence to machines in a secure way and develop:

  • A secure Universal Gateway with firmware upgrades and Edge processing capabilities
  • Point-to-multipoint (Multicast) connectivity over 5G
  • Secure communication protocols for automatic deployment over LPWANs
  • Developments according to EU Cybersecurity ACT standards

It is undeniable that the conjunction of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence will revolutionise the industrial sector, generating new business models based on the information that can be exploited by connecting different products together.

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About HAZITEK

Hazitek is a SPRI R & D programme aimed at promoting Research and Development Projects, both in SMEs and in large companies and associations of Basque companies.

The ONNECTED project is aligned with the strategic priorities of the Smart Industry RIS3, which is committed to automation and process improvement through the incorporation of connectivity solutions between machines and equipment, cybersecurity and data exploitation through digital platforms and advanced analytics, to generate new products and business models.

About BARBARA

Barbara is the Cybersecure Industrial Edge Platform, designed to implement automated decision making within critical industrial processes. Barbara´s platform brings intelligence directly inside industrial installations.  It orchestrates and executes Edge Apps at scale.

Its architecture, distributed in thousands of computing nodes, allows to communicate and virtualise any element and deploy Artificial Intelligence applications in real time. Developed with cybersecurity by design, and compatible with Edge applications to optimise industrial processes and asset management, it is the perfect enabler to address the industry’s biggest challenges and accelerate industrial intelligence.